Vacancies

Looking for a new job or internship? Check out the available vacancies below. Click for more information.

InterNship at Curaçao Sea aquarium

The Queen Conch Hatchery Curacao is part of CSA and is currently on the search of
a full-time aquaculture/marine biology student for a minimum period of five
months. The focus of the Internship is to learn and experience the work inside of the
hatchery daily operation by participating in different tasks and exercises to
maintain and improve this unique facility.


Potential Fields
Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Marine Science, Animal Husbandry, Environmental Science, Fisheries

 

The available projects for the internship are briefly described below.

Some of the everyday activities:

  • Maintaining the seawater supply system (Filters)

  • Properly clean and sterilize tanks and other equipment

  • Collecting egg masses in the dolphin pools

  • Daily feeding of the veliger larvae, metamorphosed conch, and juveniles

  • Every other day: changing water and cleaning the 500 liter veliger larvae tanks

  • Every other day: cleaning metamorphosed conch and juvenile trays

  • Once a week: cleaning metamorphosed conch and juvenile tanks

  • Inducing metamorphosis of the veliger larvae into small crawling snails

  • Carry out daily observations and measurements of the eggs, veliger larvae and meta conch

  • Logging all relevant information collected in specific data sheets or software

  • Maintenance of microalgae cultures (Under strict supervision):

    • ​Inoculating from test tubes, to Erlenmeyer’s, to carboys, to sun tubes

    • Counting microalgae cells, keep track of growth, record the data

    • Flocculation of Chaetoceros for feeding the early stage juveniles

    • Maintaining, cleaning, and sterilizing all equipment and working area

  • Preparing the food for the larger juveniles

Potential research possibilities (focused on optimizing growth and survival):

  • Optimize feeding of juvenile conch: maximum nutrition for limited costs

  • Study relation between mobility of Isochrysis and the quality of Isochrysis as food for the veliger larvae

  • Optimize juvenile tray culturing: tray size, stocking densities, sand quality, mesh type

  • Study advantages of using unfiltered water for juvenile culturing in trays/tanks

  • Competition and predation in the metamorphosis and juvenile tanks

  • Study conch behavior and translate this to optimal housing of the juveniles

Does this sound like an amazing opportunity for you? Contact us for the full vacancy description at info@abccompas.com.

InterNship at st.Eustatius

ABC Compas is looking for different students interested in doing an internship on the island of St. Eustatius. The internship has a duration of approximately 6 months, however this can be discussed with the management team. In St. Eustatius both the Airport and harbor fall under one directive, namely the public entity.  The available projects for the internship are briefly described below.

Airport

The intern will assist in some of the following ongoing projects: 

  1. Repurposing of the former airport terminal building for potential new (air/landside) concessionaires at the airport. 

  2. Phasing in of the Asset Management (Beheer en Onderhoud) plan. This will be condition monitoring, preventive maintenance and cost control of all the assets at the airport using the Value based asset management method. The goal is to be ISO 55000 certified.  

  3. Developing the strategy forward for the airport. Hereby privatization/commercialization strategies will be analyzed. Afterwards a roadmap will be developed and discussed with critical stakeholders.  

  4. Air connectivity continues strategic planning and data research.  

 

Harbor

The intern will assist in some of the following ongoing projects: 

  1. Research in further development of the harbor

  2. Phasing in of the Asset Management (Beheer en Onderhoud) plan. This will be condition monitoring, preventive maintenance and cost control of all the assets at the airport using the Value based asset management method. The goal is to be ISO 55000 certified.  

  3. Developing the strategy forward for the Harbor. Hereby privatization/commercialization strategies will be analyzed. Afterwards a roadmap will be developed and discussed with critical stakeholders

Does this sound like an amazing opportunity for you? Send your cv and motivation letter to info@abccompas.com.

Interested in placing vacancies on our website? Please contact our Commissioner of Career and Education, Cindy Jantji at onderwijsencarriere@abccompas.com